Technical standards and project examples

Fastening systems for cast stone façades

The use of cast stone opens up a large number of design options in the construction of façades and enables an almost unlimited number of shapes and colors. Many different methods make it possible to carry out countless types of surface finishing, including the addition of pigments during the concrete mixing process to achieve any desired shade or the use of custom formwork to shape fresh concrete in a way that can hardly be achieved with natural stone. The same fasteners or connectors can normally be used for both materials since hardened cast stone exhibits characteristics that are very...

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